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APNS criticises minister’s statement

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KARACHI: The APNS has slammed the uncalled-for and misleading observation of the Federal Information Minister Ch Fawad Hussain stating that the future of print media is bleak in Pakistan. Sarmad Ali, Secretary General of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society, reacting to a media talk of the federal information minister, stated that the print media in […]


Book on poetry, prose of Shaikh Ayaz launched

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MITHI: Shaikh Ayaz was a true lover of the culture, customs, traditions and landscapes of Thar. His verses and prose on the desert region is a glaring example of his love for and deep attachment to Thar. This was stated by Prof Mohammad Hingorjo at the launch of Jaag ja bhaag ahyoon preen (we are […]

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Sunday book bazaar at Frere Hall revived

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KARACHI: A large number of families were enjoying the cool Sunday afternoon, browsing through the books at the bookstalls set up at the Frere Hall, or Bagh-i-Jinnah, where the weekly book bazaar was relaunched. Some people had arrived there in limousines, some in other automobiles and many on their two-wheelers. Earlier, commissioner of Karachi Iftikhar […]

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2018: A year of media suppression and rights abuses in Pakistan

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“Sneaky”, “sinister” and “Orwellian” are just some of the words Pakistani journalists and human rights defenders used to describe the censorship and growing clampdown on dissent, mainstream and social media in their country over the past year. Although previous Pakistani governments also put pressure on civil society and the media, this year, many Pakistanis working in these […]

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PCP unanimously rejects proposed PMRA

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ISLAMABAD: The Press Council of Pakistan has unanimously rejected the proposed creation of Pakistan Media Regulatory Authority (PMRA) and urged the government to ensure the Freedom of Press, if it intends to streamline the various institutions then it should table a Bill in the Parliament, says press release. The Press Council of Pakistan’s General Council, […]

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Pakistan’s private TV news revolution under General Musharraf

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When Pakistan’s last military ruler, General Pervez Musharraf, assumed power on October 12, 1999, he was hailed—both by the local and international media—as a liberal hero. He imposed no restrictions on the media, and within three years of coming to power, he allowed private news channels to become operational in the country. Pakistani media was […]

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Until next year: KIBF concludes much to the dismay of book lovers

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KARACHI: The five-day Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) 2018, organised by Pakistan Publishers and Booksellers’ Association (PPBA), successfully concluded at the Expo Centre on Tuesday. A record number of 0.6 million people attended the event this year. KIBF 2019 is expected to be held from December 5, 2019 till December 9, 2019. On the fifth day, […]

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Tragic demise of a newspaper

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This is to mourn sudden and unceremonious demise of the only surviving English eveninger “Daily News” published from Karachi under auspices of the leading Jang Group of Newspapers. Other two English eveningers “The Star” of Dawn Group and “Leader” had ceased publication in 2007 and “Leader” was bought by a commercial party which was reportedly […]

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Pakistan’s journalists complain of increasing censorship

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Pakistani journalists, who have taken on military leaders and been beaten and jailed in the pursuit of a free press, say they now face a form of censorship that is more subtle but no less chilling, one spearheaded by the security services. Journalists and press freedom advocates say the military and the powerful Inter-Services Intelligence […]

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Sunday Book Bazaar to be relaunched at Frere Hall

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KARACHI: The city administration has decided to re-launch the Sunday Book Bazaar at Frere Hall (FH) from December 30. The weekly event, to recommence after a lapse of more than a year, had emerged to be a strong cultural and literary activity for the inhabitants of the metropolis for quite some time. Unfortunately, it had […]

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Search Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: PIO

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ISLAMABAD: Principal Information Officer (PIO) Mian Jehangir Iqbal has said that the government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression in addition to being aware of the importance of regional press alongside national newspapers and was striving for resolving problems related to these matters. He was talking to editors of local newspapers […]

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Third day of book fair sees impressive turnout

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KARACHI: A large number of book lovers, including students and children, thronged the Expo Centre on Sunday for the third day of the 14th Karachi International Book Fair. More than 330 local and international publishers have set up stalls at the book fair which ends tomorrow (Tuesday). Stalls decorated with lights and balloons carrying books […]

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Govt believes in freedom of press, speech: Jehangir Iqbal

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PESHAWAR: Government firmly believes in freedom of press and freedom of expression and is fully aware of the importance of regional press as much as national newspapers and is striving for resolving their problems, said Principal Information Officer Mian Jehangir Iqbal. He was talking to editors of local newspapers at a lunch hosted in his honour […]

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Karachi International Book Fair opens

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KARACHI: There’s no better sight than seeing schoolchildren trickling into a huge hall to buy books. Yes, books. This happened on Friday morning when the 14th Karachi International Book Fair (KIBF) organised by Pakistan Publishers and Bookseller Association (PPBA) opened at Expo Centre. Despite the fact that the formal inauguration of the event was to […]

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